One Thousand Years Ago in Basel

The exhibition Gold and Glory. Gifts for Eternity (Gold und Ruhm. Geschenke für die Ewigkeit) of the Historical Museum (Historisches Museum) and the Art Museum (Kunstmuseum) in Basel offers not only a unique insight into the high culture around the year 1000 but also into the extensive European contacts. Trade has always been a European … Read more » “One Thousand Years Ago in Basel”

Russian Requiem

The Composer Kirill Richter says about his Russian Requiem: “The Requiem reflects the experiences of my family. The real story of the gulags, the inhumane labour camps that deprived millions of people of their freedom under Stalin’s rule, has been treated too little. Much has not yet been said, much remains to be said about … Read more » “Russian Requiem”

The Gotthard Base Tunnel

The Gotthard pass was and is the crucial North-South connection of Europe, from the North Sea (Rotterdam) to the Adriatic Sea (Venice). It all began around 1240 when the people of Uri and the Urseren Valley opened up the Schöllenen Gorge by installing a simple bridge. The Gotthard pass started its career as a regional … Read more » “The Gotthard Base Tunnel”